Marianne Vos takes yellow jersey with Tour de France Femmes stage two breakaway victory: 'It's not a revenge, it's just beautiful'

Vos finished first in a six-rider breakaway sprint, the legendary Dutchwoman too powerful in the closing stages

Marianne Vos Tour de France Femmes
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Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) asserted her dominance on stage two of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, as she sprinted from the break to take the victory

Multiple crashes in the peloton caused the bunch to reduce for the final 30km of the race, before Vos, Elisa Balsamo (Trek-Segafredo), Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo), Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon//SRAM), Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) and Maike van der Duin (Le Col-Wahoo) broke in the final 20km of the stage. Their lead grew to 40 seconds as they entered the last 4km, the time gap failing to come down. 

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.